On December 19, 2018, the US Trade Representative (USTR) published in the Federal Register a notice of modification of action that states that in accordance with the direction of the President, the USTR has determined to modify the action being taken in the Section 301 investigation by postponing the date on which the rate of the additional duties will increase from 10 percent to 25 percent for the products of China covered by the September 2018 action (83 Fed. Reg. 47974). As set out in this notice, the rate of additional duty for the products covered by the September 2018 action will now increase to 25 percent on March 2, 2019.

The Annex below supersedes Annex B to the September 21 notice.


(Superseding Annex B of the Notice Published at 83 FR 47974)

Effective with respect to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on March 2, 2019, subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified:

1. by deleting “10%” in the Rates of Duty 1-General column of headings 9903.88.03 and 9903.88.04, and inserting “25%” in lieu thereof; and

2. by deleting “10 percent” each place that it appears in U.S. Notes 20(e) and 20(g) to subchapter III of chapter 99 and inserting “25 percent” in lieu thereof.